Netaman wrote:Ed is going to get a decent deal from someone (one of the exceptions) because he's a definite rotation piece, but nobody is paying Dudley or Carroll much. They are nice end of the bench vets, nothing more at this point. I'd be surprised if either gets that much more than a 1 year minimum deals a la last year's crop of vets like Channing Frye, Jarrett Jack, Dante Cunningham, Jerebko.
I disagree with this. Carroll was as valuable as Ed IMO as far as ability. The only reason Ed has more value for us is
A) Allen is paper thin and we have no other viable option behind him
B) We just got Prince, who does same things that Demmare brings
I think there's a role for Carroll on contending teams.
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A role sure, but I doubt he gets much more than the minimum if at all. He's going to be 33 years old next season and last year he didn't shoot the ball all that well. Want to know how many players 33yo+ got more than the minimum in FA last year? 7 (including LBJ + CP3 max deals). The others were:
Dirk 1yr 5m
Tony Parker 2 years 10m
Redick 1 year 12m
Ariza 1 year 15m
Tolliver 1 year 5.7m
Ariza and Redick each started 60+ games.
That's compared to 11 who got minimum deals including VC, Wade, Crawford, Haslem, Calderon, Frye, Jack, Devin Harris, Pachulia, Felton, Deng, Nick Young.
Could Carroll be the lucky one like Tolliver last year? Sure, if someone wants him badly enough. Odds say most vets over 32 who aren't starters get minimum deals though.